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Sweet Potato, Lentil & Apple, Stage 2 Baby Food Recipe

Lentil mixed with sweet potato and apple is a nutrient-rich, yummy, and easy-to-prepare stage 2 baby food. (Ideal for little ones 7 months and up.)
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: babyfood
Author: Liza Huber


  • 1 sweet potato – washed peeled and chopped.
  • 2 apples of any variety – washed peeled and chopped.
  • 1 cup water or low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup lentils (red, green, or yellow lentils)


  • Bring the water or stock to a boil over high heat in a small pot. Add the lentils and let boil for 1 minute.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed and the lentils are very soft.
  • Pour water into a large pot until it is about 1.5” deep and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Place the sweet potato and apple into a stainless steel steamer basket and place the basket into the pot. Make sure the water isn’t touching the bottom of the basket. Cover and steam for 10 minutes until sweet potato is cooked through and very soft.
  • Place the lentils, sweet potato and apple into a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth, but slightly chunky.


This puree can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.
Adapted from Sage Spoonfuls